In case you don’t know Record Day Store is like a candy with a surprise center, no! Observed on the third Saturday of April, its basically a treat you get to buy exclusive albums being released in limited quantity. The day collides fans, artists, and the over 700 independently owned record stores in the United States, along with hundreds of independent record stores across the world. To celebrate this awesome gathering I bring you this collaboration. Mastodon covering the Feist song “A Commotion”, while Feist covers Mastodon’s “Black Tongue”. Both songs can be streamed below.
“It’s a wet dream to have Mastodon take one of my songs and put it into their massive machine,” Feist told RollingStone.com.
“We didn’t tell her what to do, and she didn’t tell us what to do,” says Mastodon guitarist Bill Kelliher. “‘A Commotion’ just kind of stuck out to me. I could hear the opening riff, a single A-note.”
In a recent interview with Sweden’s Metalshrine, Mastodondrummer Brann Dailor explained how the single idea came about. “We did [the BBC television show 'Later... With Jools Holland'], and right after we got off stage, we went backstage and we were in the hallway with [Feist], and she was talking to [Mastodon vocalist/guitarist] Brent [Hinds]. They were involved in a conversation and were just like, ‘Yeah, let’s do that! We should do it for Record Store Day!’ Something out of left field and something we’d like to be involved with more of.”
These songs are awesome, brilliant inter-animal collaboration ever!